Notes From Hillary's Concession Speech

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Jun 07, 2008 2:58 PM
I'm tired. I stood in line for hours to listen Hillary's concession speech. Not worth it, since I could have just as well watched in on TV, but I figured I owed it to her writing the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton and all.

It mainly involved a lot of standing and waiting. She started 45 minutes late at 12:45 pm and I had been there since 8:45am, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when she finally started speaking.

This is very un-pc to mention, but I saw more lesbians than I have ever seen in my life put together at the rally. (And I played college softball, okay?) They all seemed to be fifty-ish and the pair standing next to me held each other through Hillary's big goodbye. Yes, there were tears.

I wish I could say I felt better, or happy or something for Hillary, but I don't. The end of he speech made it seem like all women owed her something for being the first female to run for president. Like us girls would never be successful if it hadn't been for her. Maybe this is the legacy she wants. The whole thing just left a real sour taste in my mouth.

I posted a picture from my post on the floor (about forty five feet from the podium) and  a crowd shot of Hillary, Bill and Chelsea over on Glamocracy.

If you are around a TV I'll be on Fox with Geraldo tonight and on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with Howard Kurtz tomorrow morning. I'll be in a segment with the Huffington Post's Rachel Sklar, whom I've emailed a little bit with after talking about her website on O'Reilly. She seems like a nice girl and I'm looking forward to meeting her in person.